First day recap: Surfing and Yoga/Cardio

Today was a successful yet exhausting day. Mainly because yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to run a couple of miles, so I woke up sore and tired.

Getting up at 4:45 to catch a swell is an art form. I personally love surfing early AM because it’s not as crowded and I get a full day, however it’s hard to wake up sometimes. That was this morning. BUT, I pushed myself and and got ready for the water.

When I arrived at the beach, I greeted my surf buddy and we entered the water. Now, we have been going through a heat wave so actually the water wasn’t very cold. That’s always a welcome surprise for an ocean that’s usually 58 degrees Fahrenheit.

The waves were small but steep, and soon after 6:30 am, started to get very congested. We surfed for about an hour and a half then decided we had enough for the day. We both did more paddling than actually surfing but it’s a good workout.

Tired and salty, I arrived home and showered. Sitting on the couch it was a daunting idea to practice yoga in the afternoon. I decided to give myself a few hours of rest, get some work done and relax.

All throughout my hours of rest I kept trying to motivate myself to practice yoga later in the day.

I am proud to say it actually worked and I did a 45 minute yoga session and a 20 minute cardio session.

Today was exhausting but I’m excited for the waves tomorrow!

6 days of workouts…starting tomorrow

It is officially Summer! Best time of the year for me! I love how it stays lighter later and I can surf longer.

Tomorrow starts a challenge with a buddy of mine to surf and practice yoga for six days in a row. The challenge is surf in the mornings, yoga in the afternoons.

Of course, I’m going to document it here. We decided on just six days to see if its even possible to do this much working out in a row and keep down full time jobs.

More to come

Also, thank you so so much to for my Florida surfer swag!!!

A full week of surfing

Photo Credit: Robert Milici

I have been recovering from World Oceans Day at work, so I wanted to catch everyone up on my full week of surfing 🤙

Now that’s it’s easier for me than ever before to surf then go to work, I have been taking full advantage of my good fortune.

A couple of weeks ago, low tide and waves were particularly good each AM, so I made it out each morning.

I know there is a lot of talk about how ocean is good for you, but I did find an overall difference surfing everyday. I was happier, I was stronger and overall felt great.

I guess there is something to this “Vitamin Sea” thing afterall